Pack ice

Pack ice is a a variety of sea ice not attached to a shore or coastline that is capable of substantial motion and deformation. Pack ice is sea ice that is not fast ice. In the Arctic, pack ice undergoes a regular seasonal cycle in which ice melts during the spring and summer, reaches a minimum extent around mid-September, then increases during autumn and winter before reaching a maximum extent around mid-March.

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